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prize - pry; move with a lever; value highly; esteem; Ex. his most prized possession; N: something captured during war-time (esp. an enemy ship)
monastic - related to monks or monasteries; removed from worldly concerns
fashion - give shape to; make; Ex. fashion the pot out of clay
brisk - quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
hackneyed - commonplace; trite
abstinence - restraint from pleasant things, esp. eating or drinking; CF. abstention: act of abstaining from vote
dawdle - loiter; hang around; waste time doing nothing
artifice - deception; trickery
maverick - rebel; nonconformist (in a group)
vitiate - spoil the effect of; make inoperative; corrupt morally